Author: Matt Artz

Titanic S.O.S. on View in Hatteras 100 Years Later!

April 14, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on that same date in 1912, and in honor of the centennial milestone, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on...

2012 Land of Beginnings Festival, April 16-21

The Land of Beginnings Festival, set this year for April 16-21, is an annual celebration of Outer Banks originals which defines who we are as a community. Read on the official schedule of events planned...

Pioneer Theatre owners H.A. 'Buddy' Creef III and H.A. Creef Jr. posed for this photo just minutes before starting up the old film projector for the last time.

End of an Era: Historic Pioneer Theatre Goes Digital

The digital revolution arrives today at the 94-year-old Pioneer Theatre in Manteo. Owner H.A. Creef Jr. threaded up the final film ever shown on the old projector at the historic theatre on Thursday, March 29, 2012, and only...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 6, 2012

The 94-year-old Pioneer Theatre goes digital this week, while a teen sex comedy comes of age in a nostalgic reunion and a 1997 blockbuster gets the 3D treatment. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update...

Chunky Monkey will Rock March of Dimes Benefit

Team Reed Walston for the March of Dimes / March for Babies is having a fundraiser featuring local band Chunky Monkey live on stage, and numerous other family-friendly events set for Saturday, April 14th...

Surfing 'Shoot Out' Returns to Jennette's Pier

The 3rd Annual Catch Surf and Duck Village Outfitters OBX Shoot Out surfing contest is set for May 17-20, 2012 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Divisions for this event include Pro/Am Surfing, Bodyboarding and Beater Boarding...

Ms. Outer Banks Bike Rally 2011

Outer Banks Bike Rally Roars into Manns Harbor

Vertigo Tattoo in Manns Harbor will host its annual Outer Banks Bike Rally April 25-28, 2012, complete with live music, food, bikinis, and of course motorcycles! Read on for the official press release from...

Local Student Art Showing at Festival Park, April 4-28

Local high school art students take center stage in a new exhibit showing this month at the Roanoke Island Festival Park Art Gallery. Read on for the official press release. Join Roanoke Island Festival Park...

Kane Hodder starred as Jason Vorhees in four 'Friday the 13th' films.

Blood Reigns at Innaugural Va. Beach Convention

The 1st Annual Blood at the Beach Horror Convention will take over the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Virginia Beach April 20-22, with more than 40 celebrity guests, various vendors, live music, special screenings,...

Brandon Lee as The Crow

'The Crow' and The Death of Brandon Lee on the N.C. Set

March 31, 2012 marks the 19th anniversary of the tragic death of actor Brandon Lee on the Wilmington, NC set of what would of been the breakthrough film for the charismatic son of martial...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 30, 2012

Snow White faces the Wrath of the Titans in local theatres this week, while the North Carolina-filmed Hunger Games looms, threatening to continue its record-breaking box office dominance. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update...

Easter Egg Hunting on the Outer Banks

It’s egg hunting season and numerous Easter celebrations are planned throughout the Outer Banks this year. Read on for information on three of the biggest and most popular annual holiday events on the beach!...

Tim Reynolds on stage at Port O' Call in Kill Devil Hills, NC on March 24, 2012. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Tim Reynolds & Stanley Jordan – Live at Port O' Call [OBXE Concert Report]

Two guitar giants reunited live on stage in Kill Devil Hills last night, and it was electrifying! Following a blistering two-hour set with TR3, Kill Devil Hills’ favorite transplant resident Tim Reynolds told the...

The Hunger Games

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 23, 2012

The world really is watching. The biggest movie of the year (so far) arrives in theaters this week in the form of a teen reality TV competition to the death in the much anticipated futuristic...

Tim Reynolds on stage at Kelly's 11/19/05 *

Guitar World – When Stanley Jordan met Tim Reynolds in Nags Head [Photo Gallery]

Remembering the night when Stanley Jordan met Tim Reynolds on stage in concert in Nags Head! The epic double bill featuring two of the most renowned modern guitarists in the world took place at...

'Little Women' - final dress rehearsal on 3/22/12

FFHS Presents 'Little Women' – March 23-25 [Photo Gallery]

First Flight High School’s spring production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel Little Women premieres this Friday, March 23rd in the school auditorium. (Click on the image to view our full dress rehearsal photo gallery!) There...

Mike Kelly leads the annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

2012 Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade [Photo Gallery]

It was a one of the most beautiful Outer Banks days in recent memory for The 23rd Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2012 on the beach road in Nags Head.  Event...

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 16, 2012

It’s a double dose of Channing Tatum, as the 31-year-old heartthrob stars in one for the girls and one for the boys at local theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks movie update for the weekend of March...

Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, James VanDerBeek, and Michelle Williams on the North Carolina set of 'Dawson's Creek'.

Kevin Williamson – Bringing Hollywood to North Carolina

Ever since New Bern native Kevin Williamson brought his hit series Dawson’s Creek to North Carolina to film for six seasons, Hollywood has been following his lead to the Tarheel State. The show premiered on...

Lukas Nelson – Son of Country Icon Returns to Kelly's [Concert Preview]

Lukas Nelson, the son of music icon Willie Nelson, brings his own strain of country-rock back to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Friday, May 11th! It’s been said by those that have heard him live that “music is in...